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The Blue Danube River Cruise

Riviera Travel MS William Wordsworth
Date 4th Apr 25
Nights 7 Nights
1
Budapest, Hungary
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Budapest and be transferred to the port for your 7 night cruise.
2
Esztergom, Hungary
Esztergom lies on the right bank of the River Danube in northern Hungary. The Basilica sits on the hillside overlooking the town and has an impressive cupola, alter-piece, crypt, treasury and Bakocz chapel to explore. Stroll around the Baroque buildings of Vizivaros (Watertown) and stop by the Kereszteny Museum at the neo-Renaissance Primates' Palace. Walk alongside the banks of Kis-Duna to downtown Esztergom to admire the 18th/19th-century civil mansions on Szechenyi Square and the stunning Town Hall. Climb up Szent Tamas hill for panoramic city-wide views, passing the famous Biblioteca library en-route. Maria Valeria Bridge which spans the Danube and connects Esztergom with the Slovenia city of Parkany is must-see sight too.
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border of Austria and Hungary. It is surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains threaded with biking and hiking trails. Venture to heart of Bratislava and walk along the picturesque streets of the old town or become lost in the beauty of St Michael's street and gaze in awe at the fairy tale-like St Michael’s tower. Visit the peaceful Slavin to pay your respects to fallen soldiers and admire the breath-taking views of the city. Be amazed by the verdant fields and meandering rivers as you venture to the historical Devin Castle or lose yourself in the modern art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum.
4
Durnstein & Melk, Austria
Step ashore this morning in the Austrian town of Durnstein. Visit the historic Durnstein Castle, famous for the imprisonment of King Richard, the lion heart. Travel into the heart of the town to sample locally-produced schnapps, chocolate, and more. Stop by the Domane Wachau winery for a true taste of Austria and pose for pictures against the backdrop of hills and vineyards. Step back onboard as the cruise continues to Melk. This Baroque-style town is dominated by the 900-year old Melk Abbey with its gold leaf walls, 640-foot Imperial Corridor, and fresco ceilings. Stroll through Old Town Melk and discover the Lebzelterhaus, Rathaus, and the Coronation of Our Lady statue. Climb up to the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferi for stunning views of the Danube Valley below.
5
Salzburg or Linz, Austria
Salzburg, the birthplace of famed composer Mozart, stands beside the fast-flowing Salzach River and overlooks the Eastern Alps. Visit Mozart's Geburtshaus, the home in which Mozart's family lived in the 18th-century, and view memorabilia from his life. The city is linked to the Trapp family from The Sound of Music; take a bus tour and view famous sights from the musical. Salzburg also has a large art and music scene, with concert halls that showcase traditional music throughout the year. To see the real scenic beauty of Salzburg, a visit to the pretty gardens and fountains at Schloss Hellbrunn is a must-do.
6
Vienna, Austria
A highlight of any cruise is a day in Austria's capital city — Vienna. Steeped in history, Vienna is packed to the brim with wonderful sights — from the world-famous Opera House and Spanish Riding School to the Burgtheatre, Town Hall, St Stephen's Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, and Hofburg Imperial Palace. Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get up close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten. Make sure to admire city-wide views from the Riesenrad giant Ferris wheel and Danube Tower.
8
Budapest, Hungary
Disembark in Hungary and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Free superior drinks package
  • 6 Included Experiences
  • 3 guided tours including captivating Budapest, charming Bratislava and elegant Vienna
  • Visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and its Yuletide market
  • On board Hungarian folklore show
  • On board live classical music recital
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner and midnight drinks and canapés
Why Book
Why Book
  • Stroll around the Baroque buildings of Vizivaros (Watertown) and stop by the Kereszteny Museum at the neo-Renaissance Primates' Palace
  • Venture to heart of Bratislava and walk along the picturesque streets of the old town or become lost in the beauty of St Michael's street and gaze in awe at the fairy tale-like St Michael’s tower
  • Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get up close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten

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Background
MS William Wordsworth
Overview
After years of painstaking research to create the most perfect vessels afloat, a new era in river cruising dawns as we introduce our brand new, state of the art, ‘all suite’ ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class, we are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS William Wordsworth. It is extremely difficult to convey just how extraordinary this outstanding ship really is and exactly what distinguishes it from similar vessels. It would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that; we have deliberately avoided the current trend for a minimalist style where you could be anywhere in the world, creating instead a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. Immediately striking is just how exceptionally spacious this new vessel is as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Moving inside, exceptional creativity from Europe’s finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilising sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout – including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore. The restaurant rivals the finest on shore establishments taking fine dining to another level complemented by delicate European porcelain, gleaming glassware and the intuitive service in which the Swiss excel. This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 169 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with our first class service levels. Furthermore your suite will easily exceed your expectations for not only will you enjoy the most discerning décor, so too the ship’s dimensions afford the ultimate in space and comfort - a minimum 17 square metres (183 square feet), with upgrades available to ‘Superior’ and ‘Deluxe’ accommodation.
MS William Wordsworth
Food & Drink

Stunning restaurant on the Main Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and four-course dinner 

Entertainment

Enjoy cocktails in one of the bars onboard.

Health & Fitness

On board you'll find a Spa and wellness area featuring Nail Salon and Hairdressing Service and Small splash pool and putting green on the Sun Deck.

Kids & Teens

Please note: there are no dedicated kids or teens facilities onboard.

Terms & Conditions
Prices are based on two people sharing and are correct at time of print. Single supplements may apply. This holiday is operated by and subject to booking conditions of Riviera Travel, ABTA V4744 ATOL 3430 protected. Subject to availability. Additional entrance costs may apply. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel.
The Blue Danube River Cruise
MS William Wordsworth
4th Apr 25
7 Nights
£1,599
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